SCML - Science Management and Leadership
This course teaches effective ways to communicate both in writing and verbally with colleagues across disciplines, with business and corporate supervisors, and with the general public. Topics also include crisis management and dealing with difficult people. Preparing memos, slide show presentations, reports, and briefing papers will be practiced.
This course examines the moral and social context of professional managers and leaders in science organizations. Topics include: moral, social and legal issues in contemporary business management; ethical theories as frameworks for managerial decisions; corporate social responsibility; dilemmas of conscience for science managers; ethical issues in the workplace; morality and leadership; codes of conduct and professional standards. Analysis and discussion of case studies comprise a significant portion of the class.
This course focuses on marketing strategies for science-based industries, product management (including pricing and inventory control), SWOT analysis, competitive intelligence, branding, and methods of market research. Students will also learn how to be effective participants of a focus group.Prerequisite: SCML 5590
Students will demonstrate the ability to manage science based projects in accordance with Project Management Institute (PMI) standards. They will learn to use current project planning tools to develop project plans that aid in bringing a project to completion on time and within budget. Special attention will be given to the WBS, cost, scope, time, and scheduling..Prerequisite: SCML 5590
This course examines the philosophy, structure and select guidelines and standards associated with regulatory, standards and quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) organizations such as the USDA, US EPA, US FDA, US DOT, OSHA, EFSA , the OECD, ANSI and ISO.Prerequisite: SCML 5590
This capstone course will have the senior student carry out a well-defined team-based project including marketing and business plans for a new science-based company or other appropriate project. All aspects of the SCML curriculum will be included in the project using PMI standards. Each student and team will make a final presentation and paper to a panel that includes mentors.Prerequisite: Completion of all other courses in the program.